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and the Britifh commanders were fo fortunate as to preferve, not only the town itfelf, but alfo the fhipping in the harbour, from conflagration, although the republican commiffioners had given orders and made preparations for fetting fire to both. The commiffioners themfelves, with many of their adherents, made their efcape to the mountains. was achieved the conqueft of Port au Prince ; an event which has proved not lefs profitable than honourable to fuch Of the officers and foldiers by whom it was effected, as have lived to enjoy the fruits of their victory ; for there were captured in the harbour, two-and-twenty top-fail veffels, fully laden with fugar, indigo, and coffee, of which thirteen were from three to five hundred tons burthen, and the remaining nine, from one hundred and fifty to three hundred tons ; befides feven thoufand tons of fhipping in ballaft ; the value of all which, at a moderate computation, could not be far fhort of ÂŁ , 400,000 fterling. THUS

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An historical survey of the french colony in the island of St. Domingo comprehending a short account  

Auteur. Edwards, B. / Ouvrage patrimonial de la Bibliothèque numérique Manioc. Service commun de la documentation, Université des Antilles e...

An historical survey of the french colony in the island of St. Domingo comprehending a short account  

Auteur. Edwards, B. / Ouvrage patrimonial de la Bibliothèque numérique Manioc. Service commun de la documentation, Université des Antilles e...

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